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Favorite food in books?

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pasuga Apr 17, 2010 08:31 PM

The news about the volcano in Iceland reminded me of one of my favorite literary food scenes, from one of Dorothy Dunnett's books. The protagonists, from Brussels, were in Iceland (late 1400s) with a native guide. They wrapped up an already killed and cleaned sheep and tossed it into a geyser. A couple hours later the geyser exploded and they had a nice meal.

I also like everything Mary Stewart ever wrote about food - from her descriptions you could almost smell and taste the meals.

What are your favorite books with food in them?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: pasuga Apr 17, 2010 08:58 PM

    these threads might interest you:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/289107
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/415892
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/476252
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600872
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/316242
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/301913
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/507978
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/455279

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      pasuga RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 17, 2010 09:32 PM

      Sorry, I rarely look at the Media board and didn't realize the topic was so thoroughly covered. I look forward to reading these threads.

      For anyone reading, I originally posted on the General thread and the moderators shifted it over here, General apologies in all directions.

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        goodhealthgourmet RE: pasuga Apr 17, 2010 09:47 PM

        no need to apologize! i just thought you'd like to see all the information in those threads. happy reading :)

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